What is Seattle Urban Wineries, you ask? You can visit the website and read about it but in a nutshell: It is a group of twenty local Seattle wineries that operate within the Seattle city limits… or with tasting rooms nearby.
Every year, Seattle Urban Wineries puts on a tasting event in June that features most of the wineries plus some special educational offerings for the VIP Experience ticket holders. Rich Burton, our winemaker, will be on hand to teach the VIP folks how to appreciate the acid in wine. You can read more on the VIP Experience to see what else is available here.
Join Rich Burton at Bistro 45 in McCall, Idaho for a tasting of Locus Wines line up this Friday, from 5 to 7 PM. Like the wines??? Then buy a bottle and enjoy it on premises for a tiny (and we mean tiny, like $5) corkage fee… More information on Bistro 45 website.
Join Locus Wines winemaker and Idaho native, Rich Burton at the Vine Wine Shop & Lounge in Boise tomorrow, Thursday, May 2nd from 6 to 8 PM for a tasting of Locus Wines line up. More information is available at the Vine Wine Shop and Lounge website.
Hello Boise metro area! Join our winemaker Rich Burton tomorrow, May 1st, in Eagle at the Bella Aquila restaurant at 6PM for a 6-course winemaker’s dinner. Here is the menu and the pairings:
Locus Wines, Rosé, Yakima Valley, WA 2016 ~ Passed Appetizers
Locus Wines, Sémillion, Dineen Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills, WA 2016 ~ Rattlesnake Ravioli, Humboldt Fog, Prickly Pear Beurre Blanc
Locus Wines “Modo White Wine” Columbia Valley, WA 2017 ~ Hibiscus Wrapped Melon, Micro Greens, Crispy Prosciutto, Citrus Herb Vinaigrette
Locus Wines “Modo Red Wine” Columbia Valley, WA 2016 ~ Quail Breast Pistachio Pesto, Pink Pearl Apple Butter
Locus Wines Red, Rhone Style Red, Yakima, WA 2014 ~ Gold Label Snake River Farms® American Wagyu Beef, Morel Mushrooms, Truffled Sunchoke, Spring Pea, Fleur De Sel
Locus Wines, Barbera, Sagemoor Vineyard, Columbia Valley WA, 2016 ~
Lavender Honey Cake, Brown Butter Gelato
The cost of the dinner is $90 plus tax, plus a 20% gratuity. Since space is limited, reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 208-938-1900 or visit Bella Aquila website. There is also more information on the event on Bella Aquila’s Facebook page.
Rich will be on hand to introduce the wines and answer any questions. With or without the talk track though, it looks like it will be one helluva dinner.
Locus Wines winemaker Rich Burton will be on hand to serve specially-priced Locus Wines-only flights from 1 to 6PM at the Tasting Room, located in Post Alley in downtown Seattle. Locus Wines is always available by the glass or by the bottle at the Tasting Room but usually without Rich Burton serving it to you!
Show up and test his service skills, talk to him about the wine and see if he has kept up his table-waiting skills up to date from back when he used to wait tables at Duke’s on Lake Union while he was going to college. Yes. The truth is out there. Some of you probably ordered clam chowder from Rich back in 1995 or any time until 1998…
Don;t know your way around Post Alley or the hours of operation for the Tasting Room? Check out the Tasting Room website. It is a great location for happy hour, weekend wind down and post-dinner drinks too.
We are going to showcase some of the new, some of the existing wines at the TASTE Washington Grand Tasting event, taking place Saturday, March 30th and Sunday March 31st, from 2:30-6PM.
This two-day tasting event gathers over 235 Washington wineries, 65 top restaurants, renowned local and national chefs, and more – all for the enjoyment of your taste buds.
It’s near impossible to sample everything at the Grand Tasting, but the most determined wine- and food-lovers will certainly try. And don’t forget! Grand Tasting VIP ticket holders receive early access, with a special VIP-only hour from 1:30pm – 2:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Come join Bottlehouse’s month-long program to support local winemakers during the month of March. As they called it, “curated tastings from Washington’s best every Sunday from 4 to 6 PM.” The wines will be there for tasting as well as glass pours and retail specials.
Bottlehouse, a wine bar in the Madrona neighborhood in Seattle, is especially near and dear to our hearts, since they were early supporters of Locus Wines. They have featured many Locus offerings by the glass and had our rose, Modo red as well as a special red that we had produced only for our keg program (Locus Tank #2) on tap. Not only that, when the Bottlehouse family expanded with Mr. West (downtown Seattle and soon in University Village mall), they featured Locus Wines in some of the new establishments as well.
Come chat with Rich Burton or simply taste the wines and see the City Cellars Fine Wines’ selection of wines. The tasting will take place from 5 to 7 PM, and any tasting fees are refundable with purchase. City Cellars is located at 1710 North 45th Street in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. More information on City Cellars website.
On Saturday, Locus Wines winemaker Rich Burton is pouring the line up at the Hellam’s Vineyard wine store from 1 to 6PM. The daffodils are out so maybe in between visiting the fields, you should stop by. More information on the Hellam’s Vineyard website.
Socius (Locus Wines wine club) wine club’s second annual bistro event was a big one, compared to last year’s. We had over 100 folks with us at the beautiful Seattle Culinary Academy, tasting the past (2014 Rosé, 2016 Locus Rosé, 2014 Locus Modo Red, 2013 Locus Red) and some of the future (2016 Barbera, 2016 Cabernet Sauignon and 2016 Locus Strand Vineyard Syrah) Locus Wines releases, while nibbling on rabbit paté, cheeses and other goodness. Those club members who couldn’t make it: We are sorry but you should be sorry too. You missed out. We will catch you next time.
Here are some crowd-sourced imagery from the event. Thank you, Alice G. and others for the impromptu photography work.